I’d nearly forgotten about the chilly day, more than two months ago, when Gail and I had a spontaneous coffee and lunch at Red Door Café in Edenvale. We had just gone shopping for knitting supplies at Elli’s Needlework and realized Red Door was on the next block.
I was so impressed by Red Door and made a mental note to add it to my “Favorite Jozi Coffee Shops” list. But then I got distracted by my impending trip to the United States and everything thereafter. I’m glad I happened to stumble upon my Red Door photos again this morning.
On a related note, thank you again to the Johannesburg In Your Pocket Guide and @JoziCoffeeSpots for the fantastic review (published several months ago) of Joburg’s best coffee shops with outdoor seating. Red Door is the third coffee shop, after Toasted and Vice, that I’ve visited and blogged about because of that review.
There are a few things I particularly like about Red Door. First, it’s hidden away in the middle of a residential neighborhood, giving it a pleasant, locals-only feel.
Second, the owners have clearly put a ton of love and care into the design and decor of the restaurant. It’s cozy and comfortable and has a uniquely South African vibe.
Third, there is an adjoining deli/gift shop selling all South African goods.
Fourth, Red Door has a fantastic coffee drink and food menu, including Father Coffee and…pulled pork mac and cheese!
Red Door has it all. The end.
Red Door Café is at 26 5th Avenue, Edenvale, in the glorious East Rand. Call 011-453-1926.